California is committing nearly $2 billion to transportation infrastructure projects

Road construction sign. File photo

California is investing in transit projects across the state.

The California Transportation Commission allocated $1.9 billion to support transportation infrastructure projects across the state, such as: B. Bridges, roads, public transport and improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Also included are projects to build or rehabilitate seawalls, bus, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and railway crossings.

“California’s transportation infrastructure is critical to our state’s economic and cultural life, and this funding represents important support for our mission to provide a safe, equitable and sustainable transportation system for all users,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said in a statement .

Local projects approved by the CTC include:

– $47,529,000 to Caltrans for I-805 in the City of San Diego, from SR-52 to I-5, to rehabilitate culverts, modernize Transportation Management System (TMS) elements, replace signs , improve the safety of road workers, improve lighting and modernize facilities to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

– $4,400,000 to Caltrans for several roadways in San Diego and Imperial Counties to install fencing, gates, camera systems and lighting to improve safety at 10 maintenance stations.

– $298,000 to Caltrans for I-15 in San Diego County at Mission Road near Rainbow to install a high-voltage cable barrier and guardrail to improve safety.

– $1,376,000 to Caltrans for I-5 in Carlsbad and Oceanside to upgrade curb ramps and accessible pedestrian signals (APS) to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and realign the connecting ramp.

– $407,000 to Caltrans for SR-76 in San Diego County near Rincon to widen the shoulders, build a retaining wall with barrier, and install a drainage system to improve safety.

– $15,000,000 to Caltrans and SANDAG for SR-11 in San Diego County at Otay Mesa to plan construction of the land port of entry on the Mexican border.

– $2,900,000 to Caltrans for SR-15 in San Diego at the SR-94 interchange to repair storm damage by filling an eroded area, removing debris and replacing failed concrete slabs.

– $1,150,000 to Caltrans for several roads throughout the county to repair guardrails and end fixtures damaged by cars during flooding and poor visibility caused by a storm.

– $2,479,000 to SANDAG for the 9th St. Active Transportation Corridor in Imperial Beach to add 1.3 miles of bicycle and pedestrian improvements, including a road diet, green, demarcated bike lanes, sharrows, bike turns, high-visibility crosswalks, and Curb extensions.

– $546,000 to SANDAG for the Robinson Bikeway to construct an elevated bike path, bike lane and buffers, install markers and signs, curb, gutter, sidewalk, curb ramps and improve drainage.

– $1,440,000 to SANDAG for the MTS Zero-Emission Transit Enhancement Project (Orange Line Improvement Project Passenger Information Sign Upgrades (VMS)) to replace 78 variable message signs with improved versions at various stations, including infrastructure improvements along the 17, 6 mile long route.

Recent funding includes nearly $430 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and $740 million from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

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